Wednesday, June 28, 2017

art journal

I have been working with art journaling--using paint and ink to journal thoughts and feelings...here is the one from last night. 

sashiko stitching

this has turned out more difficult than I originally thought it would be--trying to keep stitches straight and even and not crossing over--here are a few of the squares individually and then on a piece of denim.  I am contemplating a large wall hanging--not my usual size. 



working on hand stitching--Boro stitching

this piece is one I started last year while waiting in DR offices.  All things medical turned out well and this piece is ready to mat and frame!! 

big news!!! published in Altered Couture in November 2017

I sent in 3 ideas for future publication and they were all accepted!! woo-woo!!  so now am writing the articles and getting photos of the 3 garments ready.  Look for me in the November issue of Altered Couture

Monday, June 12, 2017

working on baby blankets

I used spoonflower to design baby quilts on fleece and now am backing with flannel and stitching.  Is ending up different than originally planned, but will be OK.

Monday, May 22, 2017

learning to do Shashiko

learning to do Shashiko, which is Japanese embroidery stitching. It is proving to be more difficult than it looked-but am loving the challenge.  Here are a few photos of the process.  The bottom photo of the vertical stitches made the base with which to add the horizontal stitches to make the top design. 




Sunday, April 23, 2017

so where does the time go?? I will just say alot happened in 2016 and the first part of 2017.....

here is the completed wool project--I felted the man's wool sweater and used strips of Pendelton wool from my fabric stash and some that I purchased to make the bottom half.  Will have to get a better photo of the garment back and sides